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Mitsubishi begins producing Xpander in Malaysia with parts from Indonesia

Mitsubishi begins producing Xpander in Malaysia with parts from Indonesia Salesgirls show new variant of Mitsubishi MPV Xpander at GIIAS 2018 in Tangerang, Banten from Aug. 2 to 12. (JP/Riza Roidila Mufti )
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   ●   Fri, October 30, 2020 2020-10-30 10:25 193 e22cd4161040e111d73a5626c4d83c60 2 Business Mitsubishi,Malaysia,assembly,Xpander,car-production,Japan Free

Mitsubishi Motors has launched production of the 1,500-cc Xpander multipurpose vehicle in Malaysia, the third country to produce the model following Indonesia and Vietnam.

The major Japanese automaker's local distributor, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, announced Wednesday the first units of the seven-seater crossover model have rolled off an assembly line at a plant of HICOM Automotive Manufacturers, to which Mitsubishi vehicle production is commissioned.

The HICOM plant, located in Pekan on the eastern coast of Pahang state, is capable of assembling 6,000 Xpanders a year with parts supplied from Indonesia.

"The Xpander is a significant model for MMM," said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, CEO of the Malaysian arm. "We want to offer a more price-competitive model with better specifications, providing customers more convenience and comfort."

Mitsubishi Motors sold some 290,000 vehicles in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region in fiscal 2019 through March 2020, accounting about 26 percent of its global sales, greater than 19 percent for Europe and 14 percent for North America.